All About Japan

NekoPOP’s Best J-Pop Album Covers 2015

Chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone, Jen Wang, Nhu Nguyen and Greg Hignight, the full list of stylish selections includes AKB48, Kalafina, Capsule, Tomomi Itano, Perfume and many more!

J-Pop Summit Returns to San Francisco in 2016

The 2016 J-Pop Summit will be held at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on the weekend of Friday, July 22 thru Sunday, July 24.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Goes Ninja

'Ninja Re Bang Bang' was Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's fifth physical single, reaching No.1 on the Japan Hot 100. The video not only features Kyary in ninja attire, but ninja-inspired dance moves, including high-jumping, shuriken-throwing—and arm-cannon-blasting!

Review: Tomoyasu Hotei's 'Strangers'

Tomoyasu Hotei’s fist international album release is a perfect road-trip album, the soundtrack to a film in your head that you’ll wish was real.

FEMM Launches New Year With a 'PoW!'

FEMM is back for 2016 with a new, street-smart music video from the director of “Fxxk Boys Get Money.“

Prizmmy☆ Breaks Out the Glow Sticks

Prizmmy☆ are just too sweet to drop the bass on their new track “Love Trooper,” but there are plenty of solid beats to go around.

Moving & Speaking Hatsune Miku Nendroid

If you don't have the time or money to head to a concert featuring this popular Japanese vocaloid, you can now listen to Hatsune Miku sing and watch her dance in the comfort of your own home!

Death Rabbits' 'Nande' Is a Ninja Death Trap

Poor Bucho. It's hard enough to get your gas mask on in the morning without ninja waiting to ambush you in the elevator.

East Meets West for this Anime's Theme Song

Not since the famous collaboration between the American heavy metal band Kiss and the Japanese pop-rock band Momoiro Clover Z has there been a musical fusion on this grand a scale!

Once, Twice, Three Times a Ladybaby

Ladybeard and his two female companions, Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya, are ready to knock out their competition with their third single, “Renge Chance!”

Darth Vader Joins a Singing Competition?

It's still unclear as to whether Anakin Skywalker (spoiler alert!) will be singing along to Japanese pop songs or will simply be striking fear into the audience, but whatever the outcome, it's going to be the best concert in the galaxy!

JRock247’s Best J-Rock Album Covers 2015

Check out JRock247′s best J-Rock album and single jackets for 2015, including Man With A Mission, Plastic Tree, Golden Bomber, The GazettE, and many more!

Tokyo Girls' Style: 1st Best Album Review

Also known as Tokyo Joshiryu, since 2010 this vocal and dance group has delivered a string of solid sophisti-pop, electronic, funk and disco-infused dance rhythms with heavy influences from '60s and '70s jazz, soul and pop.

FEMM to Release New EP & Physical Femm-Isation

Trance-heavy mannequin dance duo FEMM will make their full major label debut with a remix-loaded EP entitled PoW!/L.C.S. And it comes bundled with a second disc that includes the first non-digital version of their first album!

Review: Bo-Peep — Thank You

Bo-Peep’s fourth full-length album, 'Thank You,' opens with rocket-fueled, fast-paced guitar fury.

AKB in Star Trek?!

J.J. Abrams considered adding an AKB member to Star Trek. Seriously.

10 Ways to Have a Merry J-Music Christmas

It’s time to enjoy all those obnoxi—um, endearing Christmas songs! It was very hard to choose only 10 Japanese Christmas pop songs, but here’s a list based on both online and karaoke charts!

Hitomi Noda Offers a Nonalcoholic Kiss

Hitomi Noda of seven-girl idol unit Ready to Kiss stars in an online commercial for Duc de Montagne Rose, a nonalcoholic sparkling wine from Yokohama's Shonan Trading Co, Ltd.

The 5 Snowiest J-Pop Songs

Snow evokes a variety of emotions that artists have long sought to express in a number of ways—and J-pop artists are no exception!

All Aboard the Snow Miku Train!

From February 5 to 11, residents of Sapporo City will see their town transformed into a Snow Miku wonderland complete with Snow Miku trains and merchandise.

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